US Gulf of Mexico rig count stays steady at 21

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count remained unchanged over the past week at 21, according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of Nov. 4, 2016. That number is down by 11 year-over-year.

The overall US offshore drilling rig count was also down by one, from 22 to 21, reflecting the loss of one rig operating offshore Alaska. The overall US offshore rig count is also down by 11 year-over-year.

The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by 12 week-over-week at 569, with oil rigs up by nine to 450, gas rigs up by three to 117, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at two.

Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is down by 202 rigs, with oil rigs down by 122, gas rigs down by 82, and miscellaneous rigs up by two.



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